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secondhand binoculars. which was all i could afford... >> and reveals the remarkable human nature of chimpanzees. >> they have a dark side, and that made them more like us than i had thought before. talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. tony harris with a look at today's top stories. ukraine takes its first military action against the pro-russian up rising in the east. and honoring those killed and wounded in the marathon bombing. and 100 female students abduct abducted.
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>> a number of developments today in the crisis in ukraine. the country's acting president announced that anti-terrorist operation against pro russian activists that have seized buildings in several eastern cities. an up rising at a small airport, a fighter jet flew over head as ukraine took control of the facility. we have more from the scene. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: firing warning shots at ukrainian troops send a message. in the background a woman shouts two young people have already been wounded but soldiers and special police forces hold their grounds. outside of the airfield pro-russian barricade the building and say they won't let the military leave. casualties have been reported on both sides.
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the protesters are weary of where each other's allegiances lie. >> our goal is to defend our city so we can sleep well. to defend our city from uninvited guests. >> we want to defend the city from the military. we don't want war. we don't want fights. we want peace. >> just as things appear to die down. more shots warn protesters not to approach. two men, one with a mega phone are now approaching the ukrainian forces. it's a very tense situation. >> at least some of the troops have come from the north where they've been stationed outside of the city. there the head of the military operation said troops are up risinuprising with outsiders.
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>> this operation is unprecedented by the neighbor state into the territory of ukraine. >> what appears to be a show of strength soldiers work along side special police forces loading ammunition before taking off. as night began to fall pro russian protesters continue to watch on with ukrainian troops back in control of the air field. but with warnings this operation is far from over. they may have a long wait as they deal with unwarranted aggression from within. >> the operation gam came as u.. general secretary ban ki-moon met with vladimir putin. al jazeera has more. >> reporter: in november 2013
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protests in kiev were about president yanukovych refusing to sign agreements with the european union, but it soon turned into something else. the new report said the excessive use of force by the special police and other security forces led to a significant radicalization of protest movements. it calls for investigation into the deaths of 121 people including 101 protesters and 17 police or other officers between septembedecember and february. reports insure accountability for all human rights violations committed during a period of u unrest. they looked into the situation in crimea the reports say
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measures are making it difficult for people who want to keep ukrainian citizenship to stay. permitting unregulated forces violating human rights. the authorities in crimea says immediately disarm and disband all military you wants, and ensure that all law enforcement activities are carried out by the police the area of most turn is eastern ukraine. the situation remains particul particularly tense after pro russian tem straigh demonstrator buildings. they will need to take measures to build confidence between the people an reassure all people throughout ukraine that their main concerns will be addressed. but at the moment there is not much sign of confidence building or dialogue without outside pressure it seems unlikely that the ongoing crisis and the human
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rights violations that come with it will ensue. >> it was one year ago that two bombs forced many to come together. [♪ singing ] >> today i will not focus on the past but be mindful of our successes, reclimb our first mountains and reclaim our lives. >> john terrett joins us live from boston.
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walk us through what happened at today's tribute. >> from fenway park the iconic home from the boston red sox. we're not far from the marathon course itself and close to today's commemorations. the city needed a good first anniversary and despite the best efforts of the weather it got it. a moment of silence in the pouring rain. the weather bringing in the ceremony of honoring those whose lives changed-for. james up and about, active like any eight-year-old with the use
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of a plot theftic leg. scores of first responders gathered for a moment that everyone was seeking, a chance at some kind of closure. vice president joe biden celebrating the city for being boston strong. >> america will never stand down. we are boston. we are american. we respond. we endure. we overcome, and we own the finish line. >> the governor of massachusetts spoke movingly of the people in his state, people who have had to cope with so much pain in the past 12 month. >> it all adds up to an enduring example of the power of common cause and working together and burning to each other when we could have easily turned on each other. indeed, the power of love
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itself. that's what a community is. and i'm so-so proud. >> it was the survivorrers who said it best. >> the biggest lesson of all the lessons that i learned over this past year is that something in your life, in anyone's life can go horrifics horrifically wrong. >> a year ago today we chose to run towards smoke and danger. we chose to utilize our belts and purse straps as tourniquets. we chose to hold the injured in our armies. we chose to offer our hearts to those in despair and our treasures to those who need it. we chose to love, and that has
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made all the difference. >> the next test for boston comes on monday. the city is looking for a regular, fun marathon day like all the others before last year. one that starts and ends and has two winners, nothing more noteworthy than that. >> to do that, we'll have 3500 police officers and staff out on the seven towns that run into boston while the marathon is going on, and the police commissioner tells me they have 2200 staff available. they know it's a course where they're throwing everything that they have to keep it going. we'll meet one of the survives, all of the survives have a wonderful spirit about them. >> thank you. after the bombings, a memorial filled with flowers and more
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near the finish line. that memorial has been made into an exhibit. we joined the bombing survivors. >> every day i run for the victims. >> may we never forget. >> together we are one. >> we will get through this. >> deep in love. >> boston strong. >> until now jackie webb had never seen the makeshift memorial. on april 15, 2013, she was watching the boston marathon, waiting for a friend to cross the finish line when the bomb exploded. >> i remember the blinding light and everything going pitch black. it felt like sulfur, and it was overwhelming. >> jackie was in such shock she
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didn't realize how badly hurt she was until she sat down with the paramedics. >> my leg was severely injured, and it was blown over. >> reporter: shrapnel tore through her right leg. several surgeries later she is able to walk through the boston public library where she's able to observe the memorial dedicated for those who died and survived. >> for all the victims whose lives were forever changed. boston strong. >> when this makeshift memorial was among the barricades one kind of object quickly starting setting it apart from other memorials marking tragic events. running shoes, and lots of them. marathoners placed 600 pairs in remembrance. while there are only 150 on display, they are front and center, a heartfelt show of solidarity. >> there are 13 shoes that were
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left. >> the shoes inspired to turn the outdoor memorial into an indoor exhibition. >> after the bomb, what it meant for marathoners that day. times the messages are of mourning and sometimes of resilience. >> runners tend to save their sneakers for themselves for a memory toe. >> for them to lay them down here, that's impactful. you know they gave up something for people they don't even know. >> virtually everything here is a way for perfect strange tours communicate with survivors like jackie. it's overwhelming. >> one year later the memorial
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cares on the conversation. jackie is still recovering emotionally and physically. >> i still have surgeries, and i'm still in pain. >> despite the pain the love behind this simple salutation goes a long way in helping to heal. >> the community and the people in it, which is overwhelming of support. and it was what we needed. they really rallied behind us and gave us strength. >> erica, al jazeera. >> social media is filled with messages of support and remembrance for those affected by the boston bombing. maria ines is here with more. >> people have been sending messages using the hashtag boston strong. everything from sneakers to the american flag. the harbor with boston strong on it. this gentleman tattoos his arm.
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he wrote this, finished in time for tribute, #boston strong. you also have survivors taking part of a project called dear world. this is britney, a survivor, along with her sister alyssa. love is stronger than terror. this is nick yanni. always remember crystal campbell is what is written on his arm. and this is sydney corker. she's 18 years old. she lives in lowell, massachusetts. she said, my message was you can scare me but you can't stop me. she tweeted out earlier saying, last year i was fading away into oblivion on a boston sidewalk, but today i'm alive.
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>> marie y thank you. the white supremest appeared in court by video link. he's accused of killing a man and his grandson and then killing a woman at a nearby location. the judge held him on $10 million bond. his next schedule is april 24th. detroit has reached a deal that will preserve current pensions for city workers. more than six thousand dollars retirees needs to repeal it. the settlement could mean a speedy resolution to the city's bankruptcy filing. and today is tax day and you have under six hours to file your federal tax return. many state returns are also due
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today. where is the man, real money's ali velshi is looking into america's tax system, past, present, future. what is the bottom line on income taxes please? >> the bottom line get your taxes in. you can file for an extension. but if you owe taxes you have to pay them, and they have to be in the mail by midnight tonight. americans will pay an estimated $1.8 trillion combined federal, state and local income taxes in 2014. we got that number from the pro business group. the other bottom line on taxes how complicated they are and whether or not there is any hope in reforming the tax system. taxes are complicated to fill in. that's not necessarily related to whether or not the tax system is too complicated. the reason why we have the tax system the way we do, it's called a progressive tax system. there are seven federal incomes tax brackets.
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now critics say progressive taxation is unfair because you're making higher earners pay a larger portion of their taxes. many call for flat taxes. the problem with that is if you owe $40,000 a lot more of your income goes towards the basics than if you earned $150,000 or $1 million. many like the progressive taxation rather than the flax tax. >> where does all that money go, ali? >> to quote the nationathey takd showed where the taxes when 2013. a big part, military. healthcare, the government is
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hoping that goes down. interest on the federal debt almost $0.14. unemployment and labor, $0.09, and then it gets smaller and smaller. that's how you break it all up. >> well, you can see why you would want to tackle healthcare, right? you definitely see why. >> the two biggest things are the healthcare and military. two things you want to deal with. >> what else do you have lined up? >> we've been talking about the pipelines that carry more oil, and the oil is moving on the rails. there are huge traffic jams on the nation's railroaded. that has delayed shipments including coal which threatens to send the price of electricity for some americans because our electricity come from coal. we'll talk about the price you pay for electricity. >> sharp suit. >> thank you, sir. >> just checking it out. >> i appreciate it.
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>> yeah, yeah, well tailored sharp-dressed man. see you ali. so you heard ali talking about though complicated tax returns. for those difficult returns may be partly because of tax preparation companies like turbo tax. we'll explain. that's next. >> a huge wave of volunteers helping the country deal with its disasters.
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>> one of america's closest friends saudi arabia was removed from his post. he is no longer the country's intelligence chief. his departure comes months after the shift in policy.
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clean up efforts are under way in valle valparaiso. >> this is a common site on the streets of chile. young volunteers more on their way to help the victims of the latest disaster. on this occasion a huge fire. athletes people were visitly evacuated. most of them lost everything. helen was a victim but said all is not lost. >> it's been incredible the help we've been given. we don't belong to any government program. we're desperate. we'll take help from anyone. >> thousands of bags of clothes,
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food and items are sorted. medical staff and teachers come in after work and on their days off. if there is anything positive to emerge from the misery and broken lives of chile's recent fate of disaster it's this spirit of cooperation and solidarity. they transcend class and political lines and help the rebuilding process. for the chilean authorities well practiced after earthquakes, tsunamis and other catastrophes, but it was this response from order people that made the difference. collecting donations and driving to the capitafrom the capitol. >> it's only two hours.
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it's something that we've all got inside of us. this need to help. >> the flames were still raging, and with it the volunteers to sort and distribute, at times overwhelmed by the good will. >> it's a response to our needs, our shortages, our way of live approximating. >> there is still a lot of work to be done. these lives are not reconstructed overnight, but dealing with chile's many disasters has been made a little easier. al jazeera, valparaiso, chile. >> today is the deadline to file your taxes, and for many that can be a complicated process. partly to blame to companies like turbo tax who has lobbied to keep the tax system as it is. the non-profit investigative
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group has been looking into those lobbying efforts. earlier i spoke with liz day the research director there. i asked her to explain return-free filing and the argument turbo tax makes in opposing it. >> return free filing is an old concept. it was endorsed by president reagan back in the 80's. what it would basically do is allow people with simple tax situations, say they have one job, one bank account, to get a tax return that is pre-filled from the irs with information the government already gets. it's also voluntary. if you don't trust the government. you prefer to use your guy down the street that you've been using, you can do so. but for those who did want to use it, people could do their taxes for free and in minutes. >> let me understand what you were able to uncover here in your investigation. what's the ringing conclusion of your work here? >> the return free filing is o
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posed to. they have done some grassroots efforts. they sponsor websites like stop irs take and get other people to oppose free tax filing. >> what kinds of arguments are they making? are they able to create fair arguments before congress? >> one of the biggest arguments is that it would be a conflict of interest for the irs to be the preparer of your tax and collecting the money. >> we did reach out to turbo tax, and they did not respond to our requests for comments. gunmen kidnapped young women from a school. more on the group believed to be responsible for the attacks in nigeria. that's next. >> reporter: the second most popular wild animal on campus might be the bears. grizzly bears and obesity
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research. that story just ahead.
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>> aljazeera america presents a break through television event borderland... >> are you tellin' me it's ok to just open the border, and let em' all run in? >> the teams live through the hardships that forced mira, omar and claudette into the desert. >> running away is not the answer... >> is a chance at a better life worth leaving loved ones behind? >> did omar get a chance to tell you goodbye before he left? >> which side of the fence are you on? >> sometimes immigration is the only alternative people have. borderland
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only on al jazeera america >> about 100 female students were abducted from a school in northeastern nigeria. police say some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck. we have more now from the capitol. >> reporter: a police person has confirmed that the attack on this girl's college happened late monday night into the early hours of tuesday morning. the college was stormed by armed men who ordered young ladies out of their beds. out of their dorm stores and into lorries that were parked outside. there was violence in the village where this college were situated. buildings were burned and homes destroyed. so far no one group has claimed
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responsibilities, but it does look like the work of boko haram. they're against western education. they're against the kind of education that these young girls have been receiving, and there have been hundreds of attacks over the last several years. they were expected of taking part and being behind the attack that is taking place on monday. in which west indies many people were killed at a bus station. we've been to talk with some of those family who were caught up in the violence. >> mohammed and his family and friends are mourning the loss of his son. they think he was killed in the monday bomb attack, believed to be planned by the group boko haram. >> we concluded that my child has perished in this bomb blast. because my child and my neighbor's child, they were together.
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they were together. up until now we have not seen him. >> mohammed and his family have searched for his son's body at all the hospitals where all the people injured in the blast have been treated, but they have not found their son. the government said it will pay the hospital bills of survivors and do all it can to support their families. >> i wish to use this medium to convey our heartfelt sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones. >> the government has reassured people that secure wility will e improved. this is the most secure part of the country, and the country is spending $70 million a year on security and fighting the armed group boko haram. disspied monday's attack the government say it will still go ahead and it's deploying more
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than 6,000 soldiers and police officers to protect the delegates. officials hearsay it will be the biggest security operation ever undertaken. >> back at the house, mohammed wished such security could be provided all nigerians. >> in the highest authority, it is unfortunate that we are not secured. if we are secured then they would put security in this area where this bomb happened. >> looking for clues in th, onla handful of people have been arrested and charged for supporting the group. >> the area remains cordoned off, and many nigerians are wondering how such an attack to have taken place and given the
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fact that so much money is being spent on security in the area. these are questions now that they're asking of authorities here. >> that was yvonne reporting. as he mentioned, the boko haram sect is believed to be responsible for two bombings. >> boko haram is a relatively new group, but it is getting violent and growing quickly. it works out of nigerian and is referred to as the nigerian taliban. it's targeting kids and trying to scare them from getting an education. it's been getting help from al-qaeda groups carrying out cruel rampages like burning students alive in their dorms,
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even beheading truck drivers with chainsaws. now this man is a--the u.s. declared him as a terrorist in 2012 and put a $7 million bounty on his head. he coldly declared that he enjoys killing people. he's waging a war in nigeria. the country has split with muslims in the north. christians in the south, and it is a fertile ground for recrui recruits. and some are turn to go extremism. boko haram has killed more than 4,000 people in apology near i can't. many fear its power is only going to grow, and it's leader has openly threatened the united states. >> and nigeria's security has not had any head way.
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>> they make a little progress, and then they come back with a vengeance. >> in india, transgender must be recognized as a category. that means that it must provide options as it does for other minorities. we go to me deli. >> reporter: india's transgender identity has recently been recognized by the supreme court. >> i'm very pleased by the judgment. i'm overjoyed. the court has ruled that i am a citizen of india, i'm a human being, and i won't be treated as an animal any more. >> making sure transgenders or those who identify with other sex than their own are identified as their own sex. the court also said recognizing them is not a social or medical issue, but a human rights issue.
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>> this is a first of its kind. >> for those fighting for their cause it's how they ultimately are defined by society that really matters. people of india would be identified as male, female, or others. >> an other could be a cow, dog, or buffalo, but a transgender is an identity. >> reporter: people within the transgender community struggle to find hard to find work in the community. because of that many work in the sex trade. >> the next jen race of finding themselves need to be educated. that's what we want for them. we lost out, but we want our children to do better than us and not face the same problems. >> there is an estimated three
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million strand transgender in i. >> reporter: on the sidelines for decades, the transgender, the legal decision may be a step in the right direction, but in this largely conservative country it may take long for accept. >> in mexico vigilanties once hailed as heroes against cartels have until may 10th to register their guns with the government. the 12,000 vigilanties were celebrated for pushing the knights templars cartel. but now the government wants to organize them in civil defense forces. the opposition wants the government to hold security
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courses responsible for the 41 protesters killed since february. president nicholas maduro. basic food supplies in short supply. venezuela. rural farmers have been unable to take advantage of the banking system until now. >> they don't need smart phones or bank accounts. they supply milk to one of the country's companies. after the delivery they have a month to get paid.
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this is a phone app by two entrepreneurs. >> one farmer, could we advance the farmer against his business earnings? >> reporter: this is how it works. the farmer applies for a loan with the amount needed. this goes to a data system. once approved the the money is t to the farmers in two days. the interest rate charged is the same as conventional banks. >> they find it very difficult to access loans from banks and other mobile banking networks. security is often needed, and the farmer does not have that collateral. >> reporter: he has five cows that produces fiv milk every da. >> because they take so long to pay us, i end up selling my milk
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creepily at the market. the cash helps me to take care of my animals and family. >> reporter: 18 million people in kenya and tanzania use their mobile phones to do banking transaction. the banking revolution that started in kenya has opened the door of a whole new generation of customers whose very first bank account was accessed purely through their phones. this man said the phone loan service is just another step in the revolution. >> most of the why thes have been turned away because they're way too small. they don't have collateral and their asset base is near zero. what we've been able to do is it welcome them on board. >> here in a field in rural kenya, farmers take on the crucial details that will help secure them loans. it's another plus here. a platform they hope will make their lives a little better. al jazeera, central kenya.
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>> a judge blocking massachusetts from banning a powerful new painkiller. maria is back with details on that story. >> reporter: yes, tony. a federal judge said massachusetts cannot ban the powerful new painkiller z zzohydro. the fda approved the drug in october. the judge said massachusetts overstepped its authority by banning a medication that was federally approved. the state said hydrowould make drug problems worse because it coo be crushed and taken to create a potentially deadly high. plain clothes officers were tasked with eavesdropping on new york muslims at restaurant and mosques to find threats. but the surveillance sparked outrage for violating civil civl
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rights. the death toll from the recent mudslide is now at 37. the 37th victim was announced today. the sheriff office said seven people are still listed as missing. no. mississippi massive destruction following a powerful storm. about a dozen rv trailers at a campground from pro-russian destroyed. trees and pow lines are down. the storm barreled through the area, and it's an area that suffered the most damage. >> look at that. roofs and garbages. >> unbelievable. >> thank you. just before he became a right fielder for the los angeles dodgers, he fled cuba. we have the unbelievable details from his four failed attempts to leave, and the people who had to be paid off to get him here. that's next. and the field where the negro league once played will
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>> from $17 a month to a seven year $42 million contract, one of major league baseball's true break out stars. his career has captured headlines. but the story of how he reached the united states is making waves. his defection from cuba's socialist baseball reads like action cartel threats and government informants. joining me from los angeles jesse katz, we'll get to it in a second. this is amazing stuff. before we talk about this amazing story that you've written but you have been unable to unearth here. talk to us a minute about who
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who puigg is and the star's becoming. >> he's probably the most exciting player in major league baseball right now except when he's not messing up. driving too fast and getting arrested or showing up late to the clubhouse and getting suspended. but he plays with this fearles fearlessness and joyful exuberance. if you're a dodger fan, if you live here in los angeles like i do, you consider yourself lucky to have him to root for, and to kind of grown about sometimes. >> absolutely. he was in contention for the national league rookie of the year. he didn't win it. was he a runner up? >> he made his debut halfway through the season.
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he came in june when the dodgers were in last place. they had the second highest payroll in baseball, and they were under performing and looked like a lot of overpaid men hanging out on the baseball field. suddenly this kid from cuba who comes out of nowhere, and just so full of energy, he took them by storm. >> we have to dive into this. this is amazing. i don't want to run out of here. there have been questions surrounding puigg about how he made it to america and to the dodgers, how did you become interested in that story? >> i'm always interested in how it works big forces in the world. those are abstractions. when they collide, it's ground level and they sometimes get forced into impossible
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situations. they sense that's what is going on with puigg, the more i got into it, the more i came to discover he's one of these people who had to take enormous risks, and rub shoulders with unsavory characters if he wanted to get out of cuba and play in the u.s. >> if i ask you, jesse, this is a story of what? what is your answer? >> well, it's partly a story of desperation. puigg was making $17 a month playing for the cuban state. you know, he had the possibility to make many millions more coming to the u.s. while all of life does not boil down to an economic formula that was impossible, i think, for him to ignore, and the real problem is that there is no way both--because of th of cuban ane
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united states, there is no way for a cuban ball player to leave cuban and come to the major leagues without putting his life into the hands of a smuggler. >> jesse katz is the contributing writer. people have got to read this. you won't believe it. that's not hype. thank you. >> on this day in 1947 jackie robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. but before that palestinian ball players could only play on segregated fields. oftentimes they were the best ticket in town. a field that is starting tomorrow getting a major facelift. >> a rich history, but much like the country that popularized the game, there is also a clouded history of race relations. in the 1870s white teams and
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leagues were rejected black and hispanic players. but this spawned an opportunity for non-white athletes to play their own game. >> the negro leagues rose out of the ashes of segregation. but out of segregation came this wonderful story of triumph and conquest. >> by the early to middle part of the 20th century the negro leagues had established themselves as a formidable baseball entity around the same time in the small city of patterson, new jersey, the community was looking to build and showcase an venue. this venue opened and by 1934 the biggest ticket event in town was the new york black yankees of the negro leagues.
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>> prior to that, the census had african-americans in patterson at 2.1%. that's very telling about how the community really embraced major league baseball and my argument was that patterson was historically a baseball town. >> jackie robinson taking the field for the brooklyn dodgers. that was immediately followed by patterson's own breaking the color barrier. this led to the virtual demise of the negro league in 1951. however from 1934 to 1937, and from 1949 to 1945, the black yankees called this their home. >> there were great players who made their way through patterson. we're talking about satchel paige, and those guys are all
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hall of famers. >> the rich history is left behind after it closed down in 1997. however, the friends of the stadium brought national stadium to the significance of this deteriorating building eventually garnering benchmark status. >> to have that provide to have the legends of the game, it will be able to let them know help, the hope of possibility of getting out of--of not being stuck. not being a victim of your circumstance. that's what it was about. >> patterson new jersey is looking to use this relic as a cornerstone of its own rejuvenation process. while it would serve the public school of the city and other local events it will continue to
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tell a tale of a league that would drive in a nation torn apart by racial boundaries. >> researchers using grizzly bears to learn more about human obesity. >> community banks that survive the financial crisis face huge costs to comply. one banker tells me how he's surviving.
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>> scientists believe bears could hold the secret to obesity. studying the bears as they prepare for hibernation. alaallen schauffler reports. >> reporter: the size, the clause, the voice, all make it clear that these are no lab rats. >> they're definitely grizzly bears. we try not to forget that. >> reporter: that difference is one of the things that makes
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these 500-pound to 750-pound pairs so valuable as research animals. their genetics and physiology are more similar to ours than rodent physiology and genetics the doctor has worked with bears for more than 12 years. researchers draw blood and do other tests. offering their legs while soming up honey water. >> we put the blood pressure cuffs and we can take the blood pressure on this leg. >> they don't seem bothered by it. >> no, not at all. >> reporter: now nelson is teaming with dr. kevin corbett, a researcher with a pharmaceutical company. >> she was 550 this fall, or something like that? >> reporter: they will study luna and other bears hoping for breakthroughs in obesity treatments and drugs. >> thank you. >> reporter: it is a rare and
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corbett admits challenging partnership between business and academic with profits from studies conducted at a public university. >> they have a lot of brain power and we have the drug know how and resources. we need the entities to come together. >> reporter: they're not testing new drugs but measuring mat deposits, heart rate and more data to figure out how grizzlies that gain and lose all that weight in ways that would sicken us. >> every year these animals go and get massively obese. they put on almost all fat. and they do it in such a way that it does make them sick. one morning they wake up and decide they're not hungry any more. how the heck do they do that? >> the hibernation physiology is extreme, extreme metabolism that
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we don't do. >> reporter: this is a four-you're study and they're hoping to have products on store shelves by the early twenty20. >> i feel nature has figured out how to deal with all human health problems. we just have to go out and find the right thing. >> both researchers see the bears as partners in research for heart disease, kidney disease, heart disease and more. >> well, today is the last chance to vote for nasa's newest prototype, a space shoot design that will go to marchs. nasa released the one which looks strikingly similar to buzz light year's get up. the voting closes at midnight tonight. the designs are ideal for deep space. and a group from boland is running all the way from the
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